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Presenter: Brian D. Bolinder and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Marriott University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-581-1000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:            12:45 - 5:00 pm

2017 AIA Architect and Contractor Agreements
A. Mow

   Organization and use of documents
   Scope and compensation
   Changes in service
   Schedule for performance of services
   Standard of care and liability
   Owner’s responsibilities
   Ownership and use of instruments of service
   Suspension and termination

AIA A201 -2017 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction
B. Liddell

   Changes in the work
   Payments and completion
   Differing site conditions
   Warranties and rights, and obligations to correct the work
   Hazardous materials
   Suspension and termination

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration – Three Questions
B. Bolinder

   What does your contract say?
      Chain of command
      Insurance and indemnity
      Dispute resolution
   What can go wrong?
      Client and project selection
      Changes and change orders
   What do I do now?
      Substantial and final completion

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes
L. Harris

   Changed conditions
   Project documentation
   Delays and liquidated damages
   Attorneys’ fees
   Handling payment claims and final payments
   Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation
   Understanding contractual and statutory warranties
   Economic loss doctrine

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting
J. Handy

   Update on Utah’s quality based selection laws designed to promote impartial, merit-based award of construction contracts
   Ensuring honesty, integrity, fair-dealing and quality assurance
   Creating a system of internal practices promoting contract compliance and ethical practices

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Professional Education Hours

     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 hours of professional education/PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, excluding Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Utah.

This seminar is registered with the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Brian D. Bolinder

Brian D. Bolinder is a shareholder at Richards Brandt Miller Nelson where he practices in the areas of construction litigation, insurance defense litigation and other complex litigation matters. After receiving his law degree in 2006 from the University of Utah, Mr. Bolinder has represented architects, engineers, surveyors and other design professionals, as well as both horizontal and vertical contractors in connection with risk management, procurement, contracting and litigation. In addition, he represents individuals and companies in a broad range of industries with general litigation matters, including personal injury, products liability, and commercial contracts. His experience includes all aspects of litigation including bench and jury trials, as well as efforts towards achieving his clients’ goals short of trial or formal litigation. Mr. Bolinder is a member of the State Bar of Utah (member and current vice-chair, Construction Law Section) and the State Bar of Wyoming.

Jeffrey R. Handy

Jeffrey R. Handy is an associate attorney at the law firm of Babcock Scott & Babcock, P.C., in Salt Lake City. Mr. Handy’s practice focuses on representing designers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other parties in a variety of construction-related contexts. He is a member of the Utah State Bar and is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in the State of Utah. Mr. Handy graduated from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School in April of 2011. He received his bachelor of science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2006 from Brigham Young University where he was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. Mr. Handy also received a master of science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2008. He is active in the Construction Section of the Utah State Bar and currently serves as its chair.

Lincoln Harris

Lincoln Harris is a shareholder in the law firm of Richards Brandt Miller Nelson, where his practice covers a wide range of dispute resolution and litigation matters within the areas of construction, liens, real estate, commercial leasing and family law. Mr. Harris regularly assists clients in the drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts. He has many years of experience and an excellent record representing his clients in mediation, arbitration and litigation. In addition to his law degree from the University of Utah, Mr. Harris has a Master of Public Administration degree. He previously worked for the City of Park City, and practiced law for several years in Kentucky working for the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund. He is a member of the State Bar of Utah (member, Construction Law Section) and the State Bar of Kentucky.

Brad M. Liddell

Brad M. Liddell is an associate at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough. His practice focuses on representing members of the construction industry, including design professionals, owners, and contractors. He represents clients in all phases of the construction process and is involved in both litigation and transactional representation. Mr. Liddell is a 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyers Mountain States Rising Star.

Adam T. Mow

Adam T. Mow is a shareholder at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough. He represents architects, engineers, contractors, and other members of the construction industry in drafting, negotiating, and litigating construction contracts. Mr. Mow is also a licensed architect and a past president of the Utah Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He has been elected by his peers to the Utah Legal Elite since 2009.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.